|Subregion||France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > St Emilion|
Quintus is the latest venture of the Dillon family - owners of Château Haut Brion. This new 28 hectare estate was created following the purchase and amalgamation of Châteaux Tertre Daugay and l'Arrosée in Saint Emilion - vineyards close to Angélus.
The 2021 Quintus shows considerable promise, displaying more concentration and character than the 2017, combined with appreciably lower alcohol than intervening vintages. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, plums, loamy soil, raw cocoa and a deft framing of new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, with good concentration and a seamless, complete profile. It's a blend of around 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc from the limestone slopes.
Extremely focused and refined, with firm tannins that run the length of the wine. Medium-bodied with lovely length and juiciness. Blackberry and earth with mushroom and bark. Hints of orange peel, too. 68.2% merlot, 31.3% cabernet franc and 0.5% malbec.
Not tasted En Primeur.